More flights by AirAsia for Chinese New Year

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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 20): AirAsia Bhd said it will be deploying an additional 84 flights from Jan 25 to Feb 1 in anticipation of strong travel demand during the Chinese New Year period.

The additional flights will be from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, Penang, Sibu and Tawau; from Penang to Singapore; from Kuching to Singapore; and from Johor Bahru to Miri and Sibu.

"We would like to encourage everyone to book their flights early for the upcoming Chinese New Year 2017 festive season, and we are pleased to share that we have an added capacity of 15,000 seats from Jan 25 until Feb 1 to facilitate the high demand of air travel during that period," the budget carrier said in a statement today.

It added that the additional flights are available for booking online at as well as on the airline's mobile app.

AirAsia's share price was down seven sen or 2.85% at RM2.39 in early afternoon trading, giving it a market capitalisation of RM6.68 billion.